LF - FA
The Dodgers designated veteran OF Carl Crawford for assignment over the weekend.
It's a bit surprising considering Crawford has $35 million remaining on his contract. Still, his production, or lack thereof, warranted the transaction, as he limped to an OPS of only .464 in 81 at-bats this season.
On Saturday Carl Crawford went 0-3 against the Blue Jays but knocked in a run in the ninth with a sacrafice fly.
Crawford has struggled since being activated from the DL, only going 4-21 during that time frame. He is only hitting .200 on the year with four RBI's. With depth that the Dodger's have, Crawford will find playing time hard to come by. Unless he goes on a heater, he needs not to be owned.
The Dodgers will activate OF Carl Crawford from the disabled list on Tuesday. Crawford has been sidelined by a back ailment.
It's unclear what the corresponding move would be at this time. Crawford is likely to be mostly a platoon player against RHP, limiting his fantasy value.
Carl Crawford will begin his minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. Crawford has been sidelined by a back injury.
Crawford can be activated from the DL as soon as this weekend. If all goes well in the minors and he doesn't experience setback, he could make it back after the minimum of 15 days. His return will likely impact the playing time of Enrique Hernandez and Trayce Thompson, though Hernandez could have earned more time considering his impressive start to the season.
The Dodgers have placed the the left fielder on the 15-day DL with a lower back injury. Over the past few weeks, he has been struggling with some discomfort and pain. Manager Dave Roberts indicated that he would be getting an MRI in days coming.
Crawford's injury opens the door for a couple of rookies with interesting appeal. Micah Johnson was called up and could provide an impact in the stolen base department. Trayce Thompson is a power speed option who could see some extra at bats while Crawford is on the DL. Neither should be seen as long term options but could provide good value and DFS play.